Good morning lovely people.
Thanks for holding on this past week. I just got overwhelmed with late nights and tons of things that I had to get out of the way for other people.
This suit being one. He'll be gone soon, glad. He's a big guy.
I also managed to do some much needed cleaning. Between dog drool and cat puke, the flood need a good washing.
I also managed to start on another MnM project. It's something that I've been wanting to do for a long time with fabric that I've been meaning to use for a long time.
As I've said before, I'm trying to use more of my stash of vintage fabric in my wardrobe.
I have this ribbed red fabric, 40's, nearly 5 yards and it's too candy store smock to make into a garment.
I love the stripe, but really, I can't make a dress of it at all. So I thought, really, just came up with it a few days ago, it will make a great day robe.
I walk Brian and sometimes I don't want to but on all my day clothes to do it. I'm lazy, but I don't want to look homeless either. I thought a house coat made out of this might make a good compromise.
First thing I did was play with the stripes. I'm making it short, a bit above the knee, so it wont look too strange when I'm walking. I'm still somewhat self conscious at times about my clothes. I don't know why, thought. I look so cute most of the time :)
Because the fabric is double sided, and to save as much as I could with the belt, I took all the scrap and flat felled it into the belt.
Also, I decided to add a bit of splash and cut the pockets on the bias. Because I didn't want them to stretch much, I lined them with a light cotton.
That's it for now. I'll chat with you all later!